3. Flight Connections - There are direct flights to Tashkent on
Uzbekistan Airways from Delhi as well as Amritsar.
Frequency - Six times weekly from Delhi and Four times a
week from Amritsar.
4. The Republic of Uzbekistan is situated in the central part of CentralAsia between two rivers: Amu
Darya and Syr Darya. Uzbekistan borders with Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and
Kyrgyzstan. The capital is Tashkent. Uzbekistan is multination country. The main historical cities
for tourism are Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.
The climate of Uzbekistan is extremely continental with a great number of sunny days. For
centuries, Uzbekistan sat at the intersection of the Great trade routes along which merchants and
discoverers, geographers and missionaries, invaders and conquerors passed cross each other on
their journeys to east or west. Uzbekistan is gently proud of its traditionally classic architecture.
The Ichan-Kala complex in Khiva, and the historical centers of Bukhara, Shakhrisabz and
Samarkand are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
5. Passionate travelers have always been very attracted by Uzbekistan’s exotic naturewith
its contrasts, diverse flora and fauna, abundance of sunny weather all the year round,
and friendly climate.
In 2019 about 1,00,700 tourists travelled from India alone and this number is only going
up each year.
As part of the tourism development plan numerous hotels, a new state-of-the-art airport
coming up in Tashkent and better highways and railways are being built for the purpose.
6. 1. The Food - Uzbekistan is popularly known for their rice, meat, soups and notable dishes such as shurpa,
dimlama, kebabs, chuchvara and many others.
2. Khiva - It is a city with old history with major monuments and ancient cities which will give you an idea of
its history in places as Itchan-Kala, Kunya-Ark Fortress and many others.
3. Samarkand - The city is full of cultural treasury, be it its medieval monuments, architectural forms,
domes, towers are all from its medieval image.
4. Bukhara - The city is famous for its religious places. The Kalyan minaret is one of the most important
historical landmarks in the city.
5. The Capital Tashkent - Tashkent is full of historic tales and contemporary monuments. It’s the largest
capital city of Uzbekistan which has plenty for shoppers and foodies.
6. Shakhrisabz - It is an important stop on the path of the Great Silk Road where you can see the landscapes
and scenery of the mountains of Shakhrisabz.
Reasons Why You Should Visit Uzbekistan
7. 7. The Aral Sea - It was a lake lying between the Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Now it is known as “Sea of
Islands” which has over 1,000 dotted islands.
8. The Silk Road Traditional Factories - There’s an impressive silk road factories by the village of Margilan
where you can see the whole process of un-weaving to dying yarn and to the final silk.
9. The Fabulous Metro Stations - The metro stations of Tashkent is so beautiful, clean and less crowded with
only three lines and considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world.
10. Nukus Museum of Art - This museum holds the second largest collection of Russian avant-garde
paintings in the world.
Reasons Why You Should Visit Uzbekistan
8. • The Chorsu Bazaar - The oldest market in the country.
• Chimgan Mountains - Best place for skiing.
• Charvak Reservoir - Best place for paragliding.
• Amir Temur Museum - Find the rich history of Uzbekistan.
• Bukhara - Central Asia’s Holiest City.
What to See in Uzbekistan ?
Things To Do in Uzbekistan
• Visit the Fergana Valley - The place and history of the Silk Road.
• Islam Hodja - Climb the minaret of Islam Hodja in Khiva.
• Kyzylkum Desert - Take a trip and spend a night at the desert.
• Mausoleum of Bahauddin Naqshbandi - Experience Sufism.
• Fayaz-Tepe - Discover the secrets of an ancient Buddhist centre.
9. Tashkent is the Capital of Uzbekistan and one of the ancient cities of the world. An important
international transport junction, both in ancient past and in the present, nowadays directly
linked to many countries of the world by local carrier Uzbekistan Airways and international
10. No other Central Asian town has been studied so thoroughly by scientists as this modern
capital of Uzbekistan. Today the images of olden times such as mosques, madrasahs, and
minarets stand in elegant grandeur among parks, museums, fountains, modern skyscrapers
made of glass and metal, and highway flyovers. Today in Uzbekistan there are about 100
museums with almost half of them being located in the capital of the country. Each of
them reflects Uzbek land’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage.
11. Tashkent is one of the most greenest and the most beautiful cities in Central Asia. Streets are
lined with boulevards and every street has a park that is well taken care of!
12. Over the centuries, Uzbekistan’s cities played a major role in the life of the Great Silk
Road, the ancient, transcontinental thoroughfare. But, one city stands out as being "the
Heart of Great Silk Road"; that city is Samarkand. It is home to UNESCO World Heritage
sites and many unique monuments and architectural constructions still remain genuine
and are samples of an era that played a significant role in history. It was made the
capital of ruler Amir Temur's powerful empire and its majestic monuments are testimony
to the skills of the architect and artisans.
13. Tourists can take a 2:30 hours Bullet train ride from Tashkent city to Samarkand in
the morning and return by evening after a day tour in Samarkand.
Or you may stay overnight in Samarkand and move to the next destination the
14. Mausoleum of Amir Temur theTurco-Mongol
conqueror and the founder of the Timurid
Empire in Persia and Central Asia. The first
Mughal king in India, Babur, was one of his
The stunning interiors of Amir Temur’s
Mausoleum in Samarkand.
15. A walk through the ancient marketplace in
Samarkand takes you back in time a thousand
years. If you’re looking to buy interesting
souvenirs, you may just find a great bargain!
Brisk business at the traditional Uzbek
market which, once was a trading hub in
the days of the fabled Silk Route.
16. Chimgan mountains in the Chatkal range, about an hours drive from Tashkent is one of the
most popular excursions and has a popular tourist ski resort. For non skiiers the cable-chair
ride to the top and the breath-taking scenery from there is equally exciting!
You may take a day tour to Chimgan Mountains and return to Tashkent or stay over atquiet
and serene Charvak Lake.
17. The stunning Charvak Lake in the Chimgan mountains is a huge reservoir and offers beautiful
sceneries and the stunning blue waters make you fall in love with theplace.
Charval Lake is arguably one of the most romantic places in the world and much sought
after by honeymooners.
18. You may take a day tour to Chimgan Mountains and return to Tashkent or stay over at a
resort on the shores of the quiet and serene Charvak Lake.
19. Bukhara, the famous trading post on the Silk Road, stirs the romance in many travelers.
With over 2500 years of history and a welcoming atmosphere, Bukhara is one of the
tourists’ favorites. Bukhara offers a walk through 140 monuments of ancient
Ark-Citadel, Bukhara Naqishbandiy Masoleum
The old city of Bukhara was
founded 2,500 years ago. Within
its ancient city walls and gates
are 500 standing monuments. The
restoration programme began in
the late 1960's under the USSR,
and has been continued by
Lyabi-Khauz is formed with three
large monumental buildings. The
name «Lyabi-Khauz» means «at
reservoir». The reservoir was built
on the site of a Jewish woman’s
house who refused to sell the
house. The authorities built a
channel next to the walls which
eventually washed away her
house. It is one of many ponds
built in Bukhara for water supply.
The Old Town of BukharaLyabi Haus monument
21. Ismail Samani Mausoleum Char Minar ensemble
Ismail Samani Mausoleum, the 9th-century monument whose exterior is an intricate pattern
of delicate masonry resembling the lace; majestic Ark fortress, once a fortified residenceof
the rulers of Bukhara; Kalyan Minaret whose vertical lines mark the city skyline at about 50
metres; a living maze of numerous mosques and madrasahs, caravanserais, baths and multi-
domed market buildings - all these monuments are inimitable gems of Holy Bukhara.
22. Khiva, “the museum in the open”, is the only town along the Great Silk Road, which has remained intact through
centuries and has retained the exotic flavour of a medieval town, Khiva offers the visitors the most stunning
homogeneous collection of architecture of the late 18th century - the first half of the 19th century. Khiva is crammed
with historic buildings; City’s ancient gates, a chain of minarets, including the 45-metre tall Islam-Hojja Minaret, the
architectural complex of Pakhlavan-Makhmud, the patron saint of Khiva, congregational Juma Mosque with carved
columns of astonishing beauty, the exquisite Tash-Hauli Palace built in the 19th century as a residence for the emir, his
Wall of the Old Town Kalta Minar Minaret
23. You would need days rather than few hours to discover this ‘museum in the open’, to
explore its tiny streets, to lose yourself hundreds of times and "find" yourself gazing at
another splendor. The traditional idea of an oriental bazaar as a place of abundant
merchandise, brightness of colours and lively bustle finds its embodiment in Uzbekistan.
There are flights connectingTashkent and Khiva.
Islamkhodja minaretKhiva town
24. DAY - 1
14.10 - Arrival at Tashkent airport and transfer
straight to Indian restaurant for Hi-Tea with snacks.
16:00 - Transfer to hotel and check in after welcome
18:00 - Evening City Tour with English speaking
guide who shows you Independence Square,
Tashkent Broadway,Amir Temur Square etc.
20:00 - Transfer to an Indian Restaurant for Grand
Gala Dinner with Veg , Non Veg Snacks, local vodka
and exclusive Belly Danceshow.
DAY - 2
09:30 - Take a day tour to Charvak & Chimgan; take
a chair lift to view the breathtaking view from the
mountain top. 14:30 - Lunch in Pyramids resort in
15:30 - Free time to explore Charvak Artificial
Reservoir before you move back to the hotel around
20:00 - Transfer to Indian restaurant for Gala Dinner
with veg/non-veg snacks, free flow of
vodka/beer/soft drinks with world class bellydance
show followed by main coursedinner.
23:00 - Transfer back to hotel.
DAY - 3
7:00 - After early breakfast take a Bullet train tothe
historic city of Samarkand for a day tour.
14:00 Hrs Lunch in Indian restaurant and continue
18:00 – Take the Bullet train to Tashkent and thentransfer
to Indian restaurant for another awesome Gala Dinner.
23:00 - Transfer back to hotel inTashkent.
DAY - 4
10:00 - After sumptuous breakfast you have free time on
your own to explore or pre-book an exciting days trip to
Bukhara or Khiva (optional).
20:00 - Transfer to Indian restaurant for another awesome
23:00 - Transfer back to hotel.
10:00 - After breakfast checkout from hotel and go on a
shopping tour to Alaskey Bazar andTsum.
15:30 - After lunch at Indian restaurant transfer toMega
17:30 - Transfer to Tashkent InternationalAirport for your
Highlights of Uzbek Itinerary
25. Visa - Normal visa process takes 10 working days. For urgent visa minimum 5
working days are required.
The process is though acquiring Letter of Invitation from Uzbekistan afterwhich
Uzbek visas are stamped on passports at the Uzbekistan embassy in Delhi.
26. *The currency of Uzbekistan is
* Asof May 2020:
1 USD = 10051 Uzbek Som
1 Indian Rupee = 133 Som
27. 1. Uzbekistan’s Muruntan gold mine is one of the largest open pit gold mines in the world.
2. In Uzbekistan, handshakes are only acceptable if it is between two men and you don't
shake the lefthand.
3. The way to greet an Uzbek woman is by bowing to her with your right hand placed over
4. It is Uzbek tradition that the most respected guest be seated farthest from the house’s
5. The Uzbeks believe that turning bread upside down will bring you bad fortune.
6. According to an ancient tradition, a member of the family who is set to go on a journey has
to take a bite from a small piece of Uzbek bread. The remaining bread is then kept buried or
hidden until the traveler returns home.
7. Elders are respected in Uzbek culture. At the dusterhon (a tablecloth on the table),
younger guests will not make themselves more comfortable than their elders. The younger
person should always greet the older first.
8. Religion: Uzbekistan has almost 88% Muslims, and hardly 5% of them practice it. There is
tolerance for all otherreligions.
9. Parents, when they grow old, live with the youngest son of the family. Rest of the kids will
get married and move out to a new place.
10. Uzbekistan produces the world's biggest melons.